USA Coastal South Carolina South Carolina Folly Beach Listing #49601

The Lighthouse Keeper - Folly Beach, SC

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24 reviews
Max. occupancy: 12 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms  plus loft 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Oceanfront gem w/ ocean view, private deck & loft - walk to downtown Folly Beach

Open and airy with stellar views of the ocean, this multi-level home is ready to welcome you to the beach! You'll be blown away by the number of windows letting natural light into the living room, enhanced by the vaulted ceilings. Soak in views of the water and the dunes just behind the house from the great room, the two main bedrooms, and the partially covered deck, and enjoy your very own path to the beach and an outdoor shower to welcome you back.

If you're feeling like barbecuing, the private gas grill outside has a great view with plenty of outdoor seating to allow everyone to take in the Folly sunset. But if indoor cooking is more your thing, the full kitchen features a French door fridge, a natural gas stove, a Keurig for your morning coffee, and a kitchen island with three counter stools, all close to the oversize main dining table. The entire home is cooled by central air conditioning.

When it's time to settle in for bed, you'll have plenty of options to choose from. The first-floor main bedroom features lovely ocean views, a private deck entrance, and an en suite bathroom with double sinks, a standalone shower, and a soaking tub. A second first-floor bedroom is just to the left of the front door and features a ceiling fan, a double-door closet, and a multi-window view of palm trees and the neighborhood. A full bathroom with a standalone shower is at the opposite end of the hallway. Upstairs, everyone can enjoy the loft space with a mounted flatscreen TV and casual seating while still gazing out at the ocean. The third bedroom is right next door and features a ceiling fan with a neighborhood view across the entire island to the Folly River. The fourth and final bedroom (essentially a second main bedroom) features a lovely private balcony with a broad beach view, multiple windows that provide plenty of natural light, and a ceiling fan. This room includes a private entrance to the second-floor bathroom with double sinks and a shower/tub combination. A sofabed in the loft and hair dryers are provided for your ease and convenience.

What's nearby:
In addition to being just steps away from the beach, guests are only three blocks from the town of Folly. You'll be close to the Folly Pier and restaurants like the Crab Shack, Jack of Cups Saloon, and Rita's Seaside Grille (all a half-mile away!). Enjoy a tour by boat or kayak at Flipper Finders Boat & Sea Kayak Tours, just under one mile from the home. The Morris Lighthouse Heritage Preserve is a short ride to the eastern end of the island, looking out on the historic lighthouse that protected the entrance to Charleston Harbor, and all that downtown Charleston has to offer is 12 miles away.

Things to Know
Free high-speed WiFi
Private boardwalk to the beach
Outdoor shower
Two adult-size beach-cruiser bicycles are available for guest use.
There are beach chairs, toys, and umbrellas available for guest use.
The main en suite shower features a fixed and handheld showerhead.
A sofa bed in the loft provides extra sleeping capacity.
*Guests may use an elevator from the carport to the main floor; it does not go up to the home's top floor.

This property is managed by Vacasa South Carolina LLC.

City/town permit number: LIC008278

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.





High chair



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access


Internet : Comcast



Wireless router


Step-free access

On-site activities

Adult bikes


Gas grill : Private



Beach chairs


Parking & access


24 reviews

Katie S. Jan 2023
The beach view is amazing! There’s nothing better than waking up to a beautiful sunrise. The house was nice and clean. The kitchen was well stocked for making meals too.
Ashley V. Jan 2023
We had a wonderful time at The Lighthouse Keeper! The home was very spacious for seven adults and had amazing views inside and out! The home was well equipped with kitchen items, very clean, and the beds were really comfortable. I am consistently impressed with Vacasa’s customer service. We had an issue with the elevator when we got there which was very quickly rectified by the great maintenance folks. Overall a truly fantastic experience!
ANN MARIE B. Dec 2022
My family had a wonderful vacation at this home! We had plenty of room indoors and out to bring multiple generations together for a joyful week celebrating a graduation. I highly recommend this home.
Riley C. Nov 2022
House was well maintained and floor plan was great! Beach access was amazing and we actually had a sharp knife :)
Wolfgang H. Sep 2022
Very specious house with fantastic view and all the amenities. Just a short walk to all the restaurants and bars and private access to beach which was never crowded.
With all the windows we loved the views inside and certainly outside. We sure will be back.
Alex N. Sep 2022
Perfect location. Perfect setup. Only critique was a lack of beach towels provided, but as long as you plan for that it was great weekend away with plenty of space for my group. Thanks!
Susan H. Aug 2022
Attractive spacious home, convenient layout, good beach access
pegi v. Jun 2022
Location was the best! This house needs upgrades. The furniture is dirty and worn out the railings are all dangerously loose and unsafe. The kitchen has everything but in organized and hard to find anything it’s so jammed in cabinets and drawers. The bathrooms need locks on the doors. The downstairs has a lot of rusty and broken chairs that need to be removed! Beds are comfortable. We had a marvelous week but won’t rent this space again because it is in dire need of attention.
Manager response:
Hi Pegi. We appreciate you leaving us this review. We're so happy that you enjoyed this great location. We apologize for any aspects of our home that weren't suitable for your stay. We will be sure to notify our local team of your comments so they can address these items for future stays. We hope that you'll give us another opportunity to host you in the future.
Julie H. May 2022
House was roomy and homey. Location & views from all areas was spectacular. Disappointed no screens on windows or slider, would have love to have windows open. Elevator tricky, needs service. Recommend adding handicap grab bars in bathroom and adding handrail in center stairway entrance (so that have on right & left side) for those who need to use.
Michael P. Apr 2022
The house is beautiful and the front beach location is wonderful. Being close to downtown Folley is very convenient and the location is far enough away for the beach to be relatively quiet. Great kitchen and dining area for the 7 foodies in our family. The negatives were an elevator that refused to work reliably. A bedroom upstairs with a window in the stuck open position and no screen. Multiple downstairs windows with no screens and many unable to open when we wanted the seabreeze and the sound of the ocean. The king beds were basically on the floor with no apparent frame and some of our senior members had trouble getting out of bed because they were so low. For the cost of the house I expected no issues.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Michael! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the home and location. We regret we were not notified of any issues during your stay. Please know that our team is ready and available to assist our guests in an attempt to make their stay more enjoyable. We have forwarded your feedback to the local staff so they can work to improve the house for future guests. Please know that our guest services team is available 24 hours a day to assist should any concerns arise during your visit. We hope you choose to stay with us again!
Kelly M. Mar 2022
This house was amazing - very clean! Very beautiful. What made it even more inviting was the amenities. You needed nothing - plenty of kitchenware - towels - beach stuff- just a beautiful home!
Jan G. Mar 2022
This house was perfect for seven sisters visiting from all over the United States. Plenty of room beautiful beaches
Mark W. Feb 2022
Location is ideal. Right on the beach. Great views. Close to town. The furnishings, electronics and mattresses should be updated.
ERIC K. Aug 2021
The lighthouse keeper was an amazing place to stay for our beach vacation. It's a great spot on Folly, close enough to the restaurants and Bert's market, but removed enough that it's still quiet and relaxing. The home was clean and had everything we needed. Even on a rainy day, it still felt like a beach day. Our kids took surfing lessons and rented a couple of boards and had an absolutely blast. We'll be renting this home again.
Crystal W. Jun 2021
House was beautiful and perfect location.
Lisa D. Jun 2021
The house is spacious, beds comfortable. View is the best! Right on the beach with all the things your family needs for a wonderful vacation in the beach. Recommend wearing shoes on the deck due to splinters! we had to get a few out of feet!
Gladys H. May 2021
We enjoyed our stay. The rooms we're spacious. The view from the deck was amazing. The first challenge is the elevator if you need to use it. It kept locking up on us and we had to troubleshoot it to open its doors. The second issue was the VIZIO tv. The image and picture quality was very poor. We tried to calibrate it to many different settings, but were quite unsuccessful. It seems the tv needs to be upgraded. Otherwise it was a very pleasant stay.
Manager response:
Hi, Gladys! Thank you for letting us know about your visit. The elevator has been serviced, and we will be inspecting the TV. We hope to see you again!
Kathleen D. May 2021
This was the perfect house for a girls weekend! It was well stocked with kitchen items, soaps, detergents, towels, linens, beach items, etc. Everything was very clean and well updated! Plenty of space! It was a close walk to Center St. and of course the best part, the BEACH! Amazing panoramic views! Thank you for the memories!!
Glenn C. Apr 2021
House was great, very clean and well stocked. Spacious as pictured. Beds were comfy. Easy walk to Folly strip and private access to beach right off the deck made for convenient surfboard transport.

Claude S. Apr 2021
We loved the location of this house. It is right on the beach, and a quick 4 blocks to Center Street with shops and restaurants. If you need to use the elevator, get instructions from the office prior to arrival. It is confusing. Otherwise, it was a perfect stay and would return.